Researcher in Applied Hydrogeology

Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden 🇸🇪

Groundwater is a natural resource of fundamental importance to society. For proper management of the wide variety of risks relating to groundwater there is a need to advance our understanding on how to better use available measurement and test data for describing groundwater systems. This position provides an opportunity to perform in-depth hydrogeological research with the purpose of utilizing the results for practical application in industry and the wider society. The research position is directed at gaining a deeper understanding on how to evaluate groundwater systems by time-series analysis, data from hydraulic testings, stochastic numerical modeling, statistical and spatial data analysis, and machine learning.

This position is advertised as part of a research project at the research group Engineering Geology at the Division of Geology and geotechnics, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. The Engineering Geology research group is a leader nationally and well recognized internationally in risk assessment and decision support in the fields of hydrogeology, underground construction, drinking water supply and protection, and site remediation. We have a long tradition of interdisciplinary research with the fields of mathematics, statistics, and economics. We also have an extensive collaboration with industrial partners, authorities, branch-organizations, other universities and research institutes in Sweden and internationally, primarily through EU-projects. Most of our research is applied and performed in collaboration with partners.

Major responsibilities
The major responsibilities include:
– Perform high quality research on quantitative evaluation of groundwater systems by time-series analysis, data analysis of hydraulic data, stochastic numerical modeling, statistical and spatial data analysis, and machine learning for publication in Q1 scientific journals.
– Apply for research funding to support further development of the research group.
– Collaborate with industrial partners in research and utilization of research results through e.g. development of model tools, preparation of guidelines and handbooks, and development of courses for practitioners.
– Perform teaching and supervision on Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.
– Communicate scientific concepts and research results both orally and in writing.

Contract terms
Full-time permanent employment.

– Postdoc doing quantitative hydrogeological research.
– Strong scientific publication in quantitiative hydrogeology. Publication in risk assessment is a merit.
– Experience from teaching hydrogeology at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
– Excellent oral and writing and communication skills in English. Swedish is a merit.
– Proficiency in high-level programming languages (e.g., R, Python, Matlab)
– Industry experience in applied hydrogeology.
– Strong educational background in quantitative hydrogeology and civil engineering.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220646 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself• Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 02-01-2023

For questions, please contact:
Lars Rosén, Geology and geotechnics
Phone: +46 31 772 2061

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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